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Published: 2018-01-31

Taxonomic notes on the genera Scatella and Scatophila (Diptera: Ephydridae) with a remark on Trixoscelis chilensis (Trixoscelididae)

Department of Biosystematics, Opole University, ul. Oleska 22, 45–052 Opole, Poland.
Department of Natural History, Norfolk Museums Service, Market Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 3JQ, United Kingdom.
Diptera Scatella Scatophila Ephydridae Trixoscelis Trixoscelididae new synonyms new combinations taxonomy

Abstract

Two new combinations are proposed in Scatella for Ephydra australis Walker, 1853 and Opomyza guttata Macquart, 1843. Two species are resurrected from synonymy: Scatella lacustris (Meigen, 1830), revised status and Trixoscelis chilensis (Schiner, 1868), revised status (Trixoscelididae). Nine new synonyms are suggested: Scatella insularis Mathis & Wirth, 1981 = S. australis (Walker, 1853); S. lutosa nigripes Oldenberg, 1923 = S. obsoleta Loew, 1861; S. septempunctata Malloch, 1933 = S. gratiellae Canzoneri & Raffone, 1987 = S. septemfenestrata Lamb, 1912; S. tenuicosta Collin, 1930 = S. lacustris (Meigen, 1830); S. vulgata Cresson, 1931 = S. guttata (Macquart, 1843); Scatophila zlobini Krivosheina, 2009 = S. hirtirostris Sturtevant and Wheeler, 1954; S. grisescens Frey, 1915 = S. mesogramma (Loew, 1869); S. planiceps (Boheman, 1853) = S. quadriguttata (Meigen, 1830).

 

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